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Gap between L-2 to H-4 COS .

Newark, DE |

I was earlier on L-2 Visa with I-94 till Sept 2014. My husband change from L-1 to h-1 on 18th Oct 2012 and hence my L-2 expired.
At same time , I had applied for my COS from L-2 to H-1 in May 2012 when my L-2 status was valid.
Also I had applied for my H-4 in Dec 2012 after my l-2 status expired but I was awaiting for H-1 decision.

My H-1 got denied on Jan 20 2013.
But I received a approved H-4 whose validity is from Feb 2013 till Sept 2015.
As my L-2 had already expired in Oct 2012, will I be considered out of status from Oct 2012 - Feb 2013 ?

Can that create a problem in my G.C processing ? Please advise.

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Attorney answers 1


Yes, it could be a problem.

You should:

1. Meet with an immigration lawyer
2. Discuss going home for an H-4 visa stamp.

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